And the scribe said (eipen autwi o grammateu). Mark alone gives the reply of the scribe to Jesus which is a mere repetition of what Jesus had said about the first and the second commandments with the additional allusion to 1 Samuel 15:22 about love as superior to whole burnt offerings. Well (kalw). Not to be taken with "saidst" (eipe) as the Revised Version has it following Wycliff. Probably kalw (well) is exclamatory. "Fine, Teacher. Of a truth (ep alhqeia) didst thou say."